The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 42 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Retail 367 317 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.30% 4.78% 5.45%
As % of the General category 13.22% 13.26% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 255 180 299
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2777 2391 2666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.12% 36.02% 35.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2197 1884 2157
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region.

Retail Salary Trend in the North West

Retail
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Retail across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Retail Salary Histogram in the North West

Retail
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 214 £42,500 +6.25% 49
Cheshire -15 76 £42,500 +21.42% 24
Lancashire +11 25 £35,000 - 11
Merseyside -6 15 £42,500 - 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 289 (36.40%) Finance
2 181 (22.80%) Banking
3 161 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (18.14%) E-Commerce
5 138 (17.38%) HTML
6 131 (16.50%) SQL
7 121 (15.24%) Java
8 117 (14.74%) Oracle
8 117 (14.74%) CSS
9 112 (14.11%) SQL Server
10 109 (13.73%) C#
10 109 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
11 104 (13.10%) JavaScript
12 99 (12.47%) Degree
13 97 (12.22%) .NET
14 96 (12.09%) Project Management
15 89 (11.21%) Windows
16 79 (9.95%) UNIX
16 79 (9.95%) XML
16 79 (9.95%) Marketing
17 75 (9.45%) PRINCE2
17 75 (9.45%) Linux
18 71 (8.94%) jQuery
19 69 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
20 65 (8.19%) PHP
21 64 (8.06%) Risk Management
22 63 (7.93%) Microsoft
23 56 (7.05%) Web Services
24 55 (6.93%) OO
25 53 (6.68%) SOAP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (2.90%) IIS
2 22 (2.77%) Apache
3 21 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.76%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.39%) CMS
6 10 (1.26%) WordPress
7 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.88%) SAS
8 7 (0.88%) CICS
8 7 (0.88%) nginx
9 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.63%) JBoss
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
12 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.25%) Node.js
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 43 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.03%) Photoshop
3 21 (2.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (2.64%) MS Office
4 9 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.63%) MS Project
7 4 (0.50%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 50 (6.30%) Oracle Retail
2 20 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.39%) Magento
4 12 (1.51%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.50%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.50%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.50%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.38%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.25%) Agresso
9 2 (0.25%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.25%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.25%) Force.com
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.04%) Wireless
2 15 (1.89%) WAN
2 15 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.64%) Firewall
4 11 (1.39%) MPLS
4 11 (1.39%) VPN
5 9 (1.13%) BGP
6 7 (0.88%) DNS
6 7 (0.88%) Internet
7 6 (0.76%) LAN
8 5 (0.63%) Broadband
8 5 (0.63%) VoIP
8 5 (0.63%) RIP
8 5 (0.63%) OSPF
8 5 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.63%) Junos
9 4 (0.50%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.50%) VPLS
9 4 (0.50%) ATM
9 4 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (3.53%) MySQL
6 27 (3.40%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.26%) Big Data
13 10 (1.26%) DB2
14 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (0.76%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (4.28%) Oracle Forms
2 26 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.64%) Selenium
4 16 (2.02%) Maven
5 15 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.51%) ClearCase
6 12 (1.51%) Subversion
7 11 (1.39%) Firebug
7 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (1.13%) NUnit
10 8 (1.01%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
11 7 (0.88%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.63%) Moq
12 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.63%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.50%) QAComplete
14 3 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 289 (36.40%) Finance
2 181 (22.80%) Banking
3 79 (9.95%) Marketing
4 41 (5.16%) Financial Institution
5 37 (4.66%) Retail Banking
6 25 (3.15%) Back Office
7 22 (2.77%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.39%) Law
9 12 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.13%) Games
11 8 (1.01%) Advertising
12 7 (0.88%) Billing
13 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.76%) German Language
13 6 (0.76%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.76%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.63%) Automotive
15 3 (0.38%) Legal
15 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (25.06%) Developer
2 106 (13.35%) Analyst
3 81 (10.20%) Consultant
4 75 (9.45%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.92%) Business Analyst
6 39 (4.91%) Senior Manager
7 35 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 35 (4.41%) Designer
8 34 (4.28%) PHP Developer
9 33 (4.16%) Oracle Consultant
10 30 (3.78%) Architect
11 28 (3.53%) Web Developer
11 28 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 27 (3.40%) IT Project Manager
13 24 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.77%) Java Developer
14 22 (2.77%) Web Designer
15 20 (2.52%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.39%) Systems Analyst
17 18 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (17.38%) HTML
2 117 (14.74%) CSS
3 97 (12.22%) .NET
4 79 (9.95%) XML
5 71 (8.94%) jQuery
6 56 (7.05%) Web Services
7 53 (6.68%) SOAP
8 45 (5.67%) ASP.NET
9 32 (4.03%) JSON
10 31 (3.90%) WCF
11 30 (3.78%) HTML5
12 28 (3.53%) Spring
13 26 (3.27%) REST
13 26 (3.27%) CSS3
13 26 (3.27%) .NET Framework
14 25 (3.15%) Middleware
15 24 (3.02%) XSLT
16 22 (2.77%) Java EE
17 20 (2.52%) J2EE
18 19 (2.39%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 109 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.90%) User Experience
4 23 (2.90%) FMCG
5 16 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.02%) Social Media
5 16 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.76%) Client/Server
6 14 (1.76%) Photography
7 10 (1.26%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.26%) EPoS
7 10 (1.26%) Copywriting
8 9 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (0.76%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.50%) Blog
10 4 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.21%) Windows
2 79 (9.95%) UNIX
3 75 (9.45%) Linux
4 14 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.13%) Android
6 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.88%) zOS
8 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (18.14%) E-Commerce
3 96 (12.09%) Project Management
4 75 (9.45%) PRINCE2
5 69 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (8.06%) Risk Management
7 55 (6.93%) OO
8 53 (6.68%) TDD
8 53 (6.68%) Mentoring
9 52 (6.55%) Waterfall
10 46 (5.79%) Logistics
11 45 (5.67%) ITIL
11 45 (5.67%) Customer Engagement
12 42 (5.29%) MVC
13 36 (4.53%) Service Delivery
14 35 (4.41%) UML
14 35 (4.41%) Business Analysis
15 33 (4.16%) Analytics
16 31 (3.90%) Scrum
17 30 (3.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (16.50%) SQL
2 121 (15.24%) Java
3 109 (13.73%) C#
4 104 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 65 (8.19%) PHP
6 43 (5.42%) T-SQL
7 42 (5.29%) PL/SQL
8 33 (4.16%) C
9 31 (3.90%) C++
10 29 (3.65%) VB
11 6 (0.76%) VB6
11 6 (0.76%) Ruby
11 6 (0.76%) XPath
11 6 (0.76%) PHP5
11 6 (0.76%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.76%) Python
12 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.63%) VBA
12 5 (0.63%) Perl
13 4 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 99 (12.47%) Degree
2 37 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.53%) ISEB
4 27 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 21 (2.64%) CISSP
7 19 (2.39%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (1.39%) CISA
10 9 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.13%) CCNA
11 8 (1.01%) CISM
11 8 (1.01%) ISSAP
11 8 (1.01%) ISSMP
11 8 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.63%) VCP4
12 5 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.63%) LPIC
13 4 (0.50%) CCNP
13 4 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.02%) QA
2 19 (2.39%) SLA
3 8 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) COBIT
5 3 (0.38%) FATCA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.50%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.38%) ACF2
6 3 (0.38%) RACF
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 7 (0.88%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.25%) Plesk
3 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 117 (14.74%) Oracle
2 63 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.03%) SAP
4 29 (3.65%) Cisco
5 28 (3.53%) IBM
6 26 (3.27%) VMware
7 18 (2.27%) Teradata
8 17 (2.14%) Google
9 9 (1.13%) Adobe
9 9 (1.13%) HP
10 8 (1.01%) EMC
10 8 (1.01%) Sybase
10 8 (1.01%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.01%) Facebook
11 7 (0.88%) Twitter
11 7 (0.88%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.76%) Citrix
12 6 (0.76%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.63%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 27k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, incetives
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Excellent Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
EMIS
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus OTE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum with benefits
Posted: 6 days ago